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A Study on the Role of Cultural Background Knowledge in College English Listening Teaching

Author JiaZhe
Tutor Wang
School Liaoning Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Intercultural Communication Competence Cultural teaching Schema Theory Teaching of English Listening
CLC H319
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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In the context of the \With the increasingly frequent international exchanges , cross - cultural communication requirements inevitably highlights . With the cross- cultural communication , awareness and ability to become an inevitable requirement for effective cross - cultural communication . English as a world language , is widely used by the people of all countries . Therefore, in order to achieve the smooth progress of cross-cultural communication , English learners must have cross - cultural communicative competence . Listening, speaking , reading, writing and translation in five languages ??skills , basic English listening comprehension ability . Therefore , the strong English listening ability is a prerequisite in the West to achieve successful communication . The current status quo of college English classroom listening comprehension is a bottleneck restricting students' communicative competence . Listening classroom , only to master knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is far from satisfying the successful completion of communication . How to teach English in the classroom and cultural knowledge , to improve intercultural communicative competence of English learners to become teachers and the teaching college English listening researchers solved the problem . In response to this situation , the author of Dalian Ocean University the 189 freshmen professional and 24 English teachers survey and some of the interviews . The results showed that the students have realized the University Listening importance ; recognize the culture of the target language listening comprehension ; obstacles encountered in the willingness to learn and a culture of learning process for the English cultural background knowledge ; class to learn the culture of English-speaking countries best way . In the same time , teachers have a positive attitude toward cultural schema theory based teaching college English listening teaching but still there are many problems : poor overall level of students' listening ; teachers college English listening courses for the lack of knowledge of the target language culture ; set too loose , there are still many difficulties in the implementation of specific teaching . Based on empirical findings , the authors propose a cultural teaching college English listening teaching coping strategies implemented some possible methods and recommendations .

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